Launch event - Help to Grow: Management Course in Northern Ireland

23 June 2022 | The Merchant, 16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ

One of the most ambitious business support programmes the UK has undertaken, Help To Grow: Management is a 90% government-funded, 12-week leadership course designed to support some 30,000 small firms through a nationwide network of 54 world class business schools, accredited by the Small Business Charter.

This launch event will provide the opportunity to hear more details about the Help to Grow: Management Course and to hear how you can get involved in encouraging small business leaders in your community to use this course to boost productivity, resilience and growth.

We are delighted to announce that both Ulster University Business School and the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute, Queen’s Management School, will be delivering the programme in Northern Ireland. Professor Mark Durkin, Executive Dean of Ulster University Business School and Professor M.N. Ravishankar, Head of School at Queen's Management School will be joined by

  • Anne Kiem, OBE, Chief Executive, Small Business Charter
  • Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets
  • Niall Casey, Director, Skills and Competitiveness Division, Invest Northern Ireland

Programme

10:00-10:30Arrival and coffee
10:30Welcome address 
Professor Mark Durkin, Executive Dean of Ulster University Business School
10:35Why Help to Grow: Management
Paul Scully MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (via video)
10:40An overview of the Help to Grow: Management Course
Anne Kiem OBE, Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Business Schools
10:55Thoughts from small business leaders
11:00The importance of upskilling small business leaders in Northern Ireland
Graeme Wilkinson, Director for Skills, Department for the Economy
11:10Developing management skills for business growth
Niall Casey, Director, Skills and Competitiveness Division, Invest Northern Ireland
11:20Closing remarks
Professor M.N. Ravishankar, Head of School at Queen’s Management School
11:25-12:00Networking

Programme and timings are subject to change

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please get in touch by email at hugo.saunders@charteredabs.org or contact the Small Business Charter by phone on 020 7634 9584.